HU Tobacco Tillerman

Various Virginia grades from Tanzania, Zambia, India and the Philippines form the base of the Tillerman flake. Medium strength, with a pleasant natural sweetness get the Tillerman a subtle chocolate/nut flavor, which harmonizes perfectly with the natural tobacco flavour and gives the Tillerman its individual taste. A wonderfully, spicy and complex tobacco for all hours of the day.
Notes: Aromatics: Nut / dark chocolate/ and a secret ingredient.


Brand HU Tobacco
Series United Passion
Blended By Hans Wiedemann
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Nuts / Beans, Other / Misc
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.31 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 20, 2015 Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
Tillerman Flake’s tin note is rather intense and similar to sweet aniseed cookies. You might get scared expecting an overly cased aromatic and nothing could be farther from the truth.

I preferred it rubbed out and gently filled (not packed tightly) in small to medium sized pipes with a wider bowl and without filter. Tillerman needs room to breathe. If you pack or tamp to hard, it has a tendency to clog, especially when fresh.

The taste is predominantly pure, medium-full, brown VAs with just a whiff cocoa and nuts. It is smooth and creamy and didn’t bite me once. In the second half there is also dark chocolate. The Aroma feels and tastes not like a casing, more like a crossover, smoking SG Best Brown Flake in a pipe that’s been used for an aromatic once. Since I’m the kind of guy who likes to create crossovers on purpose from time to time to get that effect, it hits my sweet spot. Leaves almost white, fine ash and little dottle. In the end, Hans Wiedemann makes the terms “smoking” and “aromatic” collide in the same sentence, and that’s really something!
Pipe Used: Briars with and without filter
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 22, 2018 Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
First of all, let me warn you that this is by far the most bitey tobacco I've ever come across. An aromatic not smoothened out with burley or black cavendish, what do you expect I guess?

Second, let me tell you that this is by far the best aromatic I've come across. Yes, despite the biteyness, the flavour is just THAT good.

Rich, sweet, deep, nuts, dark chocolate, spicy. I'm reminded off coffee, toasted peanuts, darl chocolate, maduro cigars, and... a dark, toasted burley. There's also something smokey about the flavour that reminds me off DFK. But I don't doubt that there's just VA here, but I'm reminded off those tobaccos It becomes smokier and, for me, perceived as stronger as I'm reaching the end off the bowl. The sweetness becomes weaker and the nuttiness at the heart off the blend becomes more apparent the further down the bowl you get. Cocoa-notes are present throughout. To me, it's clear that the unique flavour isn't just, or even primarily, a result off toppings. This is an aromatic, but it's also clearly tobacco. Similar to Mac Barens Mixture Scottish in that regard. In fact this is very similar to that blend all in all. This one does not burn as well and is even more prone to bite. But Tillerman just tastes... better. And more. Both from the toppings and tobacco. A rich smoke with a pleasant room note* that I can easily recommend to everyone who has the patience to tame this unruly biter. The reward is well worth the trouble.

My quest for the perfect tobacco-tasting aromatic that accentuates the cocoa and nut flavours tobacco has naturally is over. This will be a staple in my rotation for the rest off my life.

*anti tobacco fascists won't like it, but average human beings will tolerate or like it.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 09, 2017 Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Tin note smells of cherry (or is it strawberry?) liqueur with hints of chocolate. Sweet and absolutely delicious. And although the tin aroma is quite pronounced, once you light this tobacco you soon understand it’s not an aromatic, it is just scented in a way that complements and enhances the natural tobacco taste which is mostly what you get.

The flakes are very wide rectangulars and mottled with an overall fair complexion. They come on the dry side, very easy to rub and light. The tobacco smokes very dry to the end leaving no dottle and it can get a little hot if pushed. No bite for me whatsoever. Virginias are dry and sharp - without being in anyway acrid - and this roughness is very well balanced by the faintly sweet scenting of the tobacco. I mostly get a minimal red fruit note, not much of the chocolate I can sense out of the tin. Overall though what I taste in Tillerman is a dry natural tobacco taste, not scenting. And even scenting tastes very natural.

Strength is medium, nicotine on the mild side of medium. This is another winner from HU Tobaccos, has a unique taste and can offer variety to any piper’s rotation. Can easily become an all-day smoke for me, even if a little bit dry.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 16, 2020 Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant
I prefer calling this blend "flavored" instead of aromatic because you not only get the scent but also can taste chocolate and coffee coming through the tobacco, which is something scarce for me in my 27 years of pipe smoking. Since my first encounter with pipe tobacco, only a couple of blends tasted similar to their scent, and Tillerman is one of those few. All-day smoke or chocolate coffee treat on occasion, consume as you see fit, Tillerman can play any of these roles. Tasty and easygoing blend from HU Tobacco.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 26, 2017 Mild to Medium Strong Very Full Pleasant
At first I thought that I didn´t really like this one, although it is an excellent tobacco, and traded unopened 50g tin to a meer estate pipe. I´m very happy with the meer but I do regret the choice of currency. I should have picked another tin to let go.

It is made of top notch quality tobaccos as always in case of HU blends. Different Virginias work well together, no questions asked, but to my mind the dark chocolate flavouring is a bit on the strong side -at least from time to time. Or maybe it is the spicy "secret extra ingredient" that I haven´t been able to figure out, but it wouldn´t surprise me if it truly was chili! Anyways, it is far from simple straight Va, or a traditional sweet Aro. It is actually quite mellow Nic-wise, but definitely has a strong character.

Tillerman might not be an easy acquaintance at first, bizarre even, but once you get to know it and mutual trust developpes it is most rewarding. I kept coming back to it and bowl by bowl it pleased me more.

Recommended to any open-minded connoisseur, and especially for those who enjoy gourmandising stuff like pitch black chili flavoured chocolate.

Easily 4/4 quality and composition, subjective opinion 3/4.
Pipe Used: 9mm briars
PurchasedFrom: Hans
Age When Smoked: new
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